Intex Excursion 5 Inflatable Boat - Our Setup

I thought I would make a post about our inflatable boat that we use while camping to get on the water and explore the area. About half of the campgrounds we frequent are on a lake or river and we wanted a way to get out on the water to explore. The inflatable boat we have is the Intex Excursion 5. The best thing about it is portability. We can transport it with all the accessories (trolling motor with mount, canopy, batteries, etc.) in our camper, unload and set everything up when we get to our campsite, and be ready to cruise the lake or river where we’re camping. My wife, 2 kids, and I fit in the boat no problem. If you have any questions about our setup let me know.

This is a video covering all the parts and pieces of the modifications we’ve done to ours to make it more capable and comfortable:


that’s beautiful - the canopy really is the cherry on top

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Thanks! There are other manufactured canopies/bimini tops that people use, but our homemade one was super cheap and gives us more shade than just about any others I’ve seen. We’ve had it out in 10 - 15 mph winds and it’s held up great also.

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I stopped surfing because of my health problems. But since I’ve been involved in this sport all my life, I couldn’t refuse myself the opportunity to enjoy the sport. I’m not used to giving up, so I found a more relaxed alternative to surfing in the form of paddling on an inflatable sup. I quickly learned how to handle the oars. My friends supported me in this. We began to organize competitive group swims on rowing boats. And you know, I’ve never felt such strong support and team spirit. Once again, I am convinced that everything in life does not happen in vain.

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